First Grade Feelings

1 Aug

Super Excited!

Don’t let the picture fool you. Our little Bean was not very boisterous about visiting her first grade classroom. Sure, she gave the teacher a sweet little hug good-bye and she loves that she’s going to get to sit in the front of the class, but she was extremely shy the whole time, barely answering the teacher’s questions and definitely not talking to any of the other children who were checking out their desks.

All of those children seemed to tower over her too. If she’s not the tiniest first grader I’ll be surprised. She still looks like a Kindergartner and I guess I still wish she was one.

This is scary and I’m nervous. I just want her to be ok. I am fearful about what this first grade year will hold for her. Will she be shy the whole year?  There is only one kid in this class that she had class with last year and according to Nia, he wasn’t nice. I know I can’t protect her from everything. I know she’s going to have hurt feelings, have to deal with mean kids and learn by making mistakes but I just want her to be ok.

Despite the shyness, she still seems happy. That should be good enough for me, right?

Nia's Desk is in the Front

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2 Responses to “First Grade Feelings”

  1. gummibunny August 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Nia's going to be just fine. She's such a sweet and friendly girl, that I bet she'll be talking about Hanna Montana to some other first graders before the day is through, and some boy will call her cute. It's probably like when we start a new job – a little intimidating a first, but once we get into a rhythm things get much easier. They're not always perfect, but we make friends and have fun. She will too!

  2. Scoop August 3, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    I see the pic and get butterflies in my stomach! No wonder she is nervous…that is a serious-looking classroom! I hope the fear will subside as she gets used to it. There is no doubt she will be one of the most popular kids in class with lots of friends to enjoy!

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